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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,559 10,787 67.5 66.3-68.7 1,218 9.0 8.3- 9.7 1,376 10.1 9.3-10.9 1,253 8.1 7.5- 8.7 925 5.3 4.8- 5.9
-Eastern NC 5,202 3,601 67.9 65.9-69.8 389 8.0 6.9- 9.2 461 9.8 8.5-11.2 423 8.7 7.7- 9.9 328 5.6 4.9- 6.5
GENDER
Male 1,889 1,439 73.2 69.9-76.3 111 6.8 5.1- 8.8 132 8.7 6.6-11.5 112 6.6 5.2- 8.4 95 4.7 3.7- 6.0
Female 3,313 2,162 62.9 60.6-65.2 278 9.2 7.9-10.6 329 10.7 9.4-12.3 311 10.7 9.2-12.3 233 6.5 5.4- 7.8
RACE
White 3,500 2,476 69.3 66.9-71.5 268 8.5 7.1-10.2 305 8.8 7.5-10.3 250 8.4 7.1- 9.9 201 5.0 4.2- 6.0
African American 1,192 810 65.3 60.8-69.5 71 5.6 4.1- 7.4 110 12.7 9.2-17.4 117 9.8 7.7-12.4 84 6.6 4.8- 9.0
Other Minorities 480 295 66.3 60.3-71.7 47 9.8 6.8-13.8 45 9.3 6.4-13.2 53 8.0 5.6-11.3 40 6.7 4.4-10.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 225 157 71.5 63.7-78.2 19 9.0 5.4-14.7 17 8.4 4.9-14.0 22 7.4 4.4-12.2 10 3.7 1.7- 7.9
Non-Hispanic 4,961 3,432 67.6 65.5-69.6 370 7.9 6.8- 9.2 443 9.9 8.5-11.4 399 8.8 7.7-10.1 317 5.8 5.0- 6.7
AGE
18-24 181 112 63.8 54.3-72.4 17 9.2 5.1-16.1 23 13.2 7.4-22.4 23 11.5 7.3-17.8 6 2.2 0.8- 6.5
25-34 524 322 63.9 58.8-68.7 58 10.5 7.7-14.2 66 13.0 9.9-16.9 58 9.9 7.3-13.1 20 2.7 1.7- 4.4
35-44 817 487 62.1 58.0-66.0 81 10.2 8.0-12.9 104 11.0 8.9-13.7 83 9.4 7.2-12.0 62 7.3 5.4- 9.8
45-54 1,007 618 63.2 59.5-66.7 92 8.0 6.3-10.0 92 8.8 6.9-11.1 120 10.6 8.6-13.0 85 9.4 7.3-12.2
55-64 1,072 770 74.2 71.1-77.1 60 4.9 3.7- 6.5 86 7.1 5.6- 9.0 76 6.8 5.2- 8.8 80 7.0 5.3- 9.1
65-74 923 728 79.7 76.3-82.8 56 5.5 3.9- 7.6 55 5.3 3.9- 7.2 40 5.0 3.3- 7.6 44 4.4 3.0- 6.4
75+ 644 539 84.3 80.8-87.3 21 2.9 1.8- 4.5 34 5.7 3.9- 8.2 21 2.7 1.7- 4.3 29 4.4 2.8- 6.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 814 555 70.5 65.9-74.6 41 5.4 3.6- 7.9 62 6.1 4.5- 8.3 73 8.5 6.2-11.4 83 9.6 7.2-12.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,613 1,148 68.2 64.1-72.0 95 6.4 4.8- 8.5 140 11.3 8.4-15.1 143 9.0 7.0-11.4 87 5.1 3.7- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,405 938 64.4 60.6-68.0 112 9.2 6.8-12.3 137 10.7 8.6-13.3 123 10.2 8.2-12.6 95 5.5 4.3- 7.1
College Graduate 1,356 949 69.8 66.6-72.9 139 10.5 8.6-12.7 122 9.1 7.3-11.4 84 6.9 5.3- 9.0 62 3.7 2.7- 4.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 663 383 59.2 53.4-64.7 42 6.7 4.3-10.2 58 8.7 6.0-12.5 95 11.9 9.2-15.3 85 13.5 10.2-17.8
$15,000- 24,999 832 553 64.4 59.1-69.3 50 7.5 5.0-11.0 79 9.9 7.3-13.3 90 12.3 9.1-16.4 60 6.0 4.3- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 587 398 64.1 56.9-70.8 42 6.3 4.2- 9.3 54 12.9 7.5-21.2 49 10.7 7.2-15.6 44 6.0 4.1- 8.8
$35,000- 49,999 747 517 67.9 63.4-72.1 64 7.8 5.6-10.8 72 10.6 8.0-14.0 57 8.8 6.5-11.7 37 4.9 3.3- 7.1
$50,000-74,999 763 559 72.9 68.1-77.3 58 7.4 5.4-10.0 76 9.7 6.7-13.7 48 7.5 5.2-10.7 22 2.5 1.5- 4.1
$75,000+ 935 679 71.6 67.3-75.6 94 10.5 7.7-14.2 80 9.3 6.9-12.4 44 5.4 3.8- 7.6 38 3.2 2.2- 4.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,026 1,196 54.4 51.1-57.7 135 7.2 5.8- 8.9 212 12.5 9.9-15.7 256 14.4 12.2-16.9 227 11.4 9.7-13.5
No 3,022 2,287 74.4 72.0-76.7 246 8.6 7.1-10.3 237 8.4 6.9-10.0 158 6.0 4.9- 7.3 94 2.6 2.0- 3.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 933 726 73.2 67.9-77.9 47 4.4 3.0- 6.4 58 9.7 5.9-15.5 53 7.3 5.2-10.1 49 5.5 3.8- 7.9
Non-Veteran 4,266 2,875 66.8 64.7-68.9 341 8.8 7.5-10.2 403 9.8 8.5-11.2 370 9.0 7.9-10.4 277 5.5 4.7- 6.5

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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